Volkswagen Polo Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Volkswagen Polo reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Misfiring Polo upon idle

Answered by CarsGuide 30 Jun 2011

Consult a reputable VW specialist to get an independent opinion on the misfire, what it is and whether it is normal. Armed with that advice go back to the dealer and VW and ask for a meeting to discuss/  resolve the issue in the hope of finding a way forward. If that fails then go to the consumer affairs people in your state.

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Ask Smithy Xtra VW Polo idling problem

Answered by CarsGuide 30 May 2011

Yes, it does sound like the PCV valve is acting up. Replacing it should fix the problem.

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Volkswagen Polo engine

Answered by CarsGuide 14 Apr 2011

That's a little premature given the company has agreed to replace the engine, which they claim is the source of the problem. While I can understand your frustration, I would let them rectify the problem first.

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Ask Smithy Xtra VW Polo a jerker

Answered by CarsGuide 17 Nov 2010

It’s breaking down under load, i.e., acceleration, so check the ignition system, that’s coils, leads and plugs, and make sure the fuel pressure is correct.

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Safe in the city

Answered by CarsGuide 18 Dec 2009

IF YOU want to update to a smaller, safer and more efficient car, look at a VW Polo diesel. It'll be more economical than your current car. It will also be safer and give you a good 10 years of service.

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My first car

Answered by CarsGuide 17 Apr 2008

BUYING used is not going to cost you as much as buying new, but you need to know about cars or have the help of someone who does. Otherwise, buy new and get the security of a warranty. The new car will also be safer. Generally they have more safety features built into them and will probably use less fuel than an older car. Look at the Mazda 2, Toyota Yaris, Nissan Tiida, Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Getz and VW Polo.

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The hunt is on

Answered by CarsGuide 20 Jul 2006

WE CONTACTED Subaru who, quite rightly, wouldn't comment on what the problem might or might not be without driving the car. They suggest you contact them directly on the customer assistance number and they will arrange to have your car assessed to see what the problem is. I can only urge you to follow their recommendation.

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